The Nets dropped their third straight preseason game, falling 117-111 to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. The Knicks ended the second quarter on a 17-2 run and took a 16-point lead into the half, but the Nets' second unit led them all the way back in the third. The teams exchanged leads in the fourth before New York took control late. Toney Douglas hit the dagger with 35 seconds left.
The Nets outrebounded the Knicks 52-34, but committed 23 turnovers and allowed New York to get to the line 43 times. Amar'e Stoudemire had 19 of those free throws and led all scorers with 39 points. He also had 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in 37 minutes.
Jordan Farmar led the Nets with 21 points and five assists, while Brook Lopez added 19 points and eight rebounds. Derrick Favors picked up three fouls in less than two minutes in the first half, but finished with 12 points and seven boards in 19 total minutes before fouling out.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Amare's 39 points lead Knicks over Nets - Brian Mahoney - AP
- Knicks and Nets Continue Their Searches for Prosperity - Jonathan Abrams - New York Times
- Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire pummels Nets for 39 points in 117-111 preseason win - Conor Orr - Star-Ledger
Jackson pins playoff hopes on D'Antoni - Conor Orr - Star-Ledger
- D'an: Net loss Knicks' gain on Mozgov - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Jackson pins playoff hopes on D'Antoni - Marc Berman - New York Post
Gallinari's the key to a revival - Jay Greenberg - New York Post
- Nets' bench returns in States - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- Nets show some faith in Terrence Williams - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Timofey Mozgov needs to rebound for Knicks - Steve Adamek - The Record
- Stoudemire drops 39, highest NBA preseason point total, in Knicks' win - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Favors has an encouraging game, but Stoudemire is a better offseason acquisition than Outlaw or Morrow - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
A tale of two Russians in New York - Adam Zagoria - SNY
- Farmar shines in Garden exhibition - Gregory Hrinya - Examiner
- Knicks 117, Nets 111 - Seth - Posting and Toasting
- KNICKS: New York Knicks 117 - New Jersey Nets 111 - Ricky Henne - New York Knicks
- 2nd Unit in the Swing of Things - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
Farmar Goes For The Deflection, Gives Up Game Clinching Three - Sebastian Pruiti - NBA Playbook